External Affairs Coordinator

New York, United States | Full-time

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The Times Square Alliance is seeking a highly motivated individual interested in the growth and evolution of cities, urban policy, local government, and neighborhood development to help us manage, evaluate, and advocate for Times Square, an iconic New York City neighborhood home to some of the world’s most famous theaters, companies, and venues.

The Times Square Alliance’s Policy, Planning and Research team has planned and executed some of the most prominent placemaking and capital development initiatives in New York City, including the reconstruction of Father Duffy Square and the Broadway pedestrian plazas. The team has also built one of the most comprehensive urban research and data analysis programs, and uses that research to develop and advocate for innovative urban economic development and management policies that are informed by evidence and challenge accepted norms and practices. We have also been involved with an array of advocacy efforts that have resulted in innovative pedestrian and traffic improvements and better regulation of the public realm.

The External Affairs Coordinator will work closely with the Policy, Planning and Research team on projects including research and advocacy in support of our external affairs agenda, policy development, and government relations. The Coordinator will help develop vibrant advocacy presentations, assist in the drafting of testimonies and other public remarks, and represent the Alliance at relevant meetings and public hearings on issues related to our policy agenda.

The External Affairs Coordinator reports to the Senior Vice President of Policy, Planning and Research, and will also work in collaboration with the Policy and Research Analyst and Public Space Management Coordinator.

Qualifications/Skills: 

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills.

Required:

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Detail orientation and deadline sensitivity
  • Strong creativity and critical thinking skill
  • Excellent verbal & written skills
  • Personal enthusiasm and individual initiative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required, and knowledge of Illustrator and In-Design preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in urban studies or related field
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar database management a plus

Candidate must provide a cover letter along with their resume.

The Times Square Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.